Sunday Census: Best regular season performance, the 6th defenseman, and the optimal third line

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1114543814058827776…

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Flames’ solid defensive corps optimal for the playoffs

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 19: Matthew Tkachuk #19, Noah Hanifin #55 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on March 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are just around the corner, and the Calgary Flames are adding the finishing touches to their lineup. Between resting some players and doing everything they can to get Johnny Gaudreau to the elusive 100 point mark, the Flames close out the season with luxuries they wouldn't have afforded had they not…

About Last Night #81: Flames fall against the Ducks, Gaudreau inches closer to 100 points

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 3: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames makes the save with help from Juuso Valimaki #8 and Alan Quine #89 during the game against the Anaheim Ducks on April 3, 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

While they anxiously await confirmation over their first round opponent, the Calgary Flames have two more games in the regular season to polish off before the chase begins. Having just defeated the Anaheim Ducks last week in convincing fashion, the Flames were looking to make it back-to-back wins against their Pacific division rivals. The Flames…

About Last Night #80: Flames destroy Kings, earn 50th win

The Calgary Flames, fresh off a big win against the San Jose Sharks that secured them top seed in the West, took on the LA Kings last night. The Flames rested several key players in this contest, including Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund, and Matthew Tkachuk. Long story short, the Flames made quick work of the…

About Last Night #79: Flames crush Sharks, clinch the Pacific Division and Western Conference

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Michael Frolik #67 and Rasmus Andersson #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate scoring a goal at SAP Center on March 31, 2019 in San Jose, California (Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames had to embrace their inner BTO and take care of business themselves against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. After the Sharks came back to win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, the Flames needed a victory in any matter to clinch both the Pacific Division and Western Conference.…

Sunday Census: Playoff performers, first round match-up, scariest team in the West, and Infinity Stone madness

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1112002422027620352…

How the Flames have handled back-to-backs this season

This weekend, the Calgary Flames will play on back to back nights for the 10th and final time against the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. This mark of 10 ties the Flames for the fewest number of back-to-backs in the NHL this season with the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and…

About Last Night #78: Flames score six unanswered to roast the Ducks

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames skates against Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on March 29, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The last two games haven't been the Calgary Flames' best, but luckily the same can be said for the rest of the Pacific division. Therefore, the Flames still control their own destiny in terms of clinching home ice throughout the playoffs, but a win against the lowly Anaheim Ducks would surely help right the ship.…

The Calgary Flames will win the Cup because they have all six Infinity Stones

Bill Peters coaching the Calgary Flames. Photo by Mark Humphrey/Associated Press/File

Come April 2019, the Avengers will be doing #WhateverItTakes to stop Thanos, and the Calgary Flames will be doing #WhateverItTakes to win the Stanley Cup. Not unlike the Avengers, the Flames have enjoyed their fair share of stopping the bad guys. They've ascended to the top of the NHL, only behind the Thanos Bay Lightning.…

About Last Night #77: Penalty kill falters, Flames fall short in loss to the Stars

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 27: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames tries to tip the puck past Ben Bishop #30 of the Dallas Stars during an NHL game on March 27, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames looked to get back into the win column on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three game home-stand as they took on the Dallas Stars. The Flames turned back to David Rittich in net, who backed up Mike Smith for a few games due to sickness. The first period had…